Acute Hepatitis C in HIV: What Have We Learned, Which Questions Remain?
Jürgen Rockstroh, MD
Professor of Medicine, and Head of the HIV Outpatient Clinic
University of Bonn, Germany
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At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
- Be familiar with the clinical features and diagnostic criteria for acute hepatitis C in HIV-negative and positive individuals.
- Know the risk factors for contracting HCV in HIV, and the role that sexual transmission plays.
- Be aware of management algorithms for acute HCV in HIV.
- Appreciate the role of DAAs in the management of acute HCV in HIV confection.
Jürgen Rockstroh is Professor of Medicine and Head of the HIV Outpatient Clinic at the University of Bonn in Germany. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Rockstroh is involved in HIV research on: antiretroviral therapy, including new drug classes; the course of HIV disease in hemophiliacs; and HIV and hepatitis co-infection. He was the Chairman of the German Clinical AIDS Working Group (KAAD) from 1998 to 2007, was elected as the president of the German AIDS Society from 2007 to 2011, and, since 2009, he is also a member of the executive committee of the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS). He chaired the organizing committee for the First and Second International Workshops on HIV and Hepatitis Co-Infection in 2004 and 2005 in Amsterdam, and was on the international organizing committee for the First European Consensus Conference on the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B and C in HIV Co-Infected Patients in 2005. He currently chairs the hepatitis research activities in the European AIDS Treatment Network (NEAT) and EuroSIDA.
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